CNN has announced that beginning today, former White House press secretary Tony Snow will be joining the network as a “conservative commentator.” CNN president Jon Klein explains the decision:
In the White House, Tony brought a remarkably human touch to the discussion of public policy, which he will continue to do as part of the Best Political Team on Television. He will contribute a unique breadth of political and journalistic expertise to what is already the most provocative and wide-ranging political analysis on the air.
In October, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly warned Snow against joining CNN: “I mean, that’s the devil over there. … You can’t go into the pagan throne over there.” He added that if CNN put Snow on the 8 pm slot as a competitor to him, “it’s going to get bloody.” Watch it: